Motion in One Dimension

The study of Newtonian Mechanics begins with studying the one dimensional motion of objects. This is most easily done by observing and measuring the characteristics of objects that are dropped from some height.

We will be using some JAVA applets to demonstrate the construction of position-time and position velocity diagrams.

The only quantities that you will be able to measure are:


Time


Length

With measurements of time and length you will be able to compute velocities, accelerations and energies. From this information you will be able to make predictions.

In all cases the motion will be that of Motion Under Constant Acceleration

Some questions to think about are the following: